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Between democracy and totalitarianism , ' says Mussolini , “ there can be no compromise . ' The two creeds cannot even , for any length of time , live side by side . So long as democracy exists , even in its very imperfect English form ...
And from that they will proceed to argue that , after all , democracy is ' just the same as ' or ' just as bad as ' totalitarianism . There is not much freedom of speech in England ; therefore there is no more than exists in Germany .
the militarized continental state , with its secret police , its censored literature and its conscript labour , is utterly different from that of the loose maritime democracy , with its slums and unemployment , its strikes and party ...
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It seems harsh to criticise George Orwell's optimism when he implies that socialism has become inevitable: he was writing in 1941, I thought so in 1980. Sadly, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and ... Read full review